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A 23-year-old Titus Avenue man was arrested on felony arson charges for allegedly setting fire to the stairs outside the second-floor apartment of his neighbors.

Raymond Negron was arrested about 12:20 a.m. Thursday and charged with second-degree arson after police and fire marshals discovered a cigarette lighter in his pocket and a can of kerosene in his kitchen garbage can after the hall fire was put out. The fire damaged the dining room wall of the upstairs apartment as well as the stairway. The upstairs resident identified Negron as the arsonist, according to a police report.